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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335356/refinement-of-magnetite-nanoparticles-by-coating-with-organic-stabilizers
#1
Monica Cîrcu, Alexandrina Nan, Gheorghe Borodi, Jürgen Liebscher, Rodica Turcu
Magnetite nanoparticles are of great importance in nanotechnology and nanomedicine and have found manifold applications. Here, the effect of coating of magnetite nanoparticles with organic stabilizers, such as O-phosphoryl ethanolamine, glycerol phosphate, phospho-l-ascorbic acid, phospho-d,l-serine, glycolic acid, lactic acid, d,l-malic acid, and d,l-mandelic acid was studied. Remarkably, this procedure led to an improvement of saturation magnetization in three cases rather than to an unfavorable decrease as usually observed...
November 29, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335228/fabricating-water-dispersible-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-for-biomedical-applications-through-ligand-exchange-and-direct-conjugation
#2
Tina Lam, Pramod K Avti, Philippe Pouliot, Foued Maafi, Jean-Claude Tardif, Éric Rhéaume, Frédéric Lesage, Ashok Kakkar
Stable superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs), which can be easily dispersed in an aqueous medium and exhibit high magnetic relaxivities, are ideal candidates for biomedical applications including contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. We describe a versatile methodology to render water dispersibility to SPIONs using tetraethylene glycol (TEG)-based phosphonate ligands, which are easily introduced onto SPIONs by either a ligand exchange process of surface-anchored oleic-acid (OA) molecules or via direct conjugation...
May 26, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334778/exploration-of-deep-eutectic-solvent-based-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-as-solid-phase-extraction-sorbents-for-screening-chloramphenicol-in-milk
#3
Weiyang Tang, Fan Gao, Yue Duan, Tao Zhu, Kyung Ho Row
Novel deep eutectic solvents modified molecularly imprinted polymers (DESs-MIPs) were synthesized using acrylamide as function monomer, alcohol-based DESs as auxiliary function monomer and chloramphenicol (CAP) as the template. The DESs modified materials were characterized by Fourier transform infrared and field emission scanning electron microscope. The adsorption results that the choline chloride/ethylene glycol DESs-based MIPs had stable interactions with CAP. So the choline chloride/ethylene glycol DESs-based MIPs were applied as sorbent of minimized pipette-tip solid-phase extraction (PT-SPE) for rapid screening CAP from milk sample...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332252/functional-organic-material-for-roxarsone-and-its-derivatives-recognition-via-molecular-imprinting
#4
Weigang Fan, Xuemin Zhang, Yagang Zhang, Penglei Wang, Letao Zhang, Zhaoming Yin, Jun Yao, Wei Xiang
Roxarsone, one of feed add drugs containing arsenic, has been most widely used in poultry and swine industry. Roxarsone discharged into the environment has caused serious pollution problem. Herein, a reusable functional material for selective recognition and adsorption of roxarsone and its derivatives were designed and synthesized. The interaction mechanism is based on acid-base interaction and surface molecular imprinting. Dual functionalized core-shell structure with silica gel as the core was prepared to use as carrier for surface molecularly imprinted polymers...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331318/surface-modified-gatifloxacin-nanoparticles-with-potential-for-treating-central-nervous-system-tuberculosis
#5
Patricia Marcianes, Sofia Negro, Luis García-García, Consuelo Montejo, Emilia Barcia, Ana Fernández-Carballido
A new nanocarrier is developed for the passage of gatifloxacin through the blood-brain barrier to treat central nervous system tuberculosis. Gatifloxacin nanoparticles were prepared by nanoprecipitation using poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) 502 and polysorbate 80 or Labrafil as surface modifiers. The evaluation of in vivo blood-brain barrier transport was carried out in male Wistar rats using rhodamine-loaded PLGA nanoparticles prepared with and without the surface modifiers. At 30 and 60 minutes after administration, nanoparticle biodistribution into the brain (hippocampus and cortex), lungs, and liver was studied...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331317/cyclic-rgd-peptide-modified-liposomal-drug-delivery-system-for-targeted-oral-apatinib-administration-enhanced-cellular-uptake-and-improved-therapeutic-effects
#6
Zhiwang Song, Yun Lin, Xia Zhang, Chan Feng, Yonglin Lu, Yong Gao, Chunyan Dong
Apatinib is an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor, which selectively targets vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 and has the potential to treat many tumors therapeutically. Cyclic arginylglycylaspartic acid (cRGD)- and polyethylene glycol (PEG)-modified liposomes (cRGD-Lipo-PEG) were constructed to act as a targeted delivery system for the delivery of apatinib to the human colonic cancer cell line, HCT116. These cRGD-modified liposomes specifically recognized integrin αvβ3 and exhibited greater uptake efficiency with respect to delivering liposomes into HCT116 cells when compared to nontargeted liposomes (Lipo-PEG), as well as greater death of tumor cells and apoptosis...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330776/topical-application-of-glycolic-acid-suppresses-the-uvb-induced-il-6-il-8-mcp-1-and-cox-2-inflammation-by-modulating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-keratinocytes-and-mice-skin
#7
Sheau-Chung Tang, Pei-Yun Liao, Sung-Jen Hung, Jheng-Siang Ge, Shiou-Mei Chen, Ji-Ching Lai, Yu-Ping Hsiao, Jen-Hung Yang
BACKGROUND: Glycolic acid (GA), commonly present in fruits, has been used to treat dermatological diseases. Extensive exposure to solar ultraviolet B (UVB) irradiation plays a crucial role in the induction of skin inflammation. The development of photo prevention from natural materials represents an effective strategy for skin keratinocytes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the glycolic acid (GA)-induced reduction of UVB-mediated inflammatory responses...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330645/design-of-fixed-dose-combination-and-physicochemical-characterization-of-enteric-coated-bilayer-tablet-with-circadian-rhythmic-variations-containing-telmisartan-and-pravastatin-sodium
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Daoqi Luo, Joo Hee Kim, Chulhun Park, Euichaul Oh, Jun Bum Park, Jing-Hao Cui, Qing-Ri Cao, Beom-Jin Lee
The aim of this study was to investigate a fixed dose combination (FDC) of telmisartan (TEL) and pravastatin sodium (PRA) in enteric-coated bilayer tablets, which was designed for once-daily bedtime dose in order to match circadian rhythmic variations of hypertension and cholesterol synthesis and optimize the patient friendly dosing treatment. Due to the poor aqueous solubility of TEL, a ternary solid dispersions (SD) consisting of TEL, polyethylene glycol 6000 (PEG 6000) and magnesium oxide (MgO) were designed to enhance its dissolution rate in intestinal fluid...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328175/preparation-and-application-of-epitope-magnetic-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-for-enrichment-of-sulfonamide-antibiotics-in-water
#9
Yufeng Hu, Cheng Wang, Xiangdao Li, Lifen Liu
Sulfonamides, which are widely used synthetic antibiotics, are hydrophilic and stable. They can easily migrate into the environment and aquatic animals, and increase the risk of cancer, drug resistance, and allergic symptoms if consumed by humans. Here, we developed an epitope magnetic imprinting approach to enrich multiple sulfonamide antibiotics from a water sample. Epitope magnetic molecularly imprinted polymers (EMMIPs) were prepared by free-radical polymerization using vinyl-functioned Fe3 O4 as a core, sulfanilamide (SA) as a dummy template, methacrylic acid as a functional monomer, and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate as a cross-linker...
March 22, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323713/efficacy-of-poly-d-l-lactic-acid-co-glycolic-acid-poly-ethylene-glycol-poly-d-l-lactic-acid-co-glycolic-acid-thermogel-as-a-barrier-to-prevent-spinal-epidural-fibrosis-in-a-postlaminectomy-rat-model
#10
Xiangqian Li, Lin Chen, Hong Lin, Luping Cao, Ji'an Cheng, Jian Dong, Lin Yu, Jiandong Ding
STUDY DESIGN: Experimental animal study. OBJECTIVE: The authors conducted a study to determine the efficacy and safety of the poly(D,L-lactic acid-co-glycolic acid)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(D,L-lactic acid-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA-PEG-PLGA) thermogel to prevent peridural fibrosis in an adult rat laminectomy model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Peridural fibrosis often occurs after spinal laminectomy. It might cause persistent back and/or leg pain postoperatively and make a reoperation more difficult and dangerous...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323414/design-of-insulin-loaded-nanoparticles-enabled-by-multistep-control-of-nanoprecipitation-and-zinc-chelation
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Sunandini Chopra, Nicolas Bertrand, Jong-Min Lim, Amy Wang, Omid C Farokhzad, Rohit Karnik
Nanoparticle (NP) carriers provide new opportunities for controlled delivery of drugs, and have potential to address challenges such as effective oral delivery of insulin. However, due to the difficulty of efficiently loading insulin and other proteins inside polymeric NPs, their use has been mostly restricted to the encapsulation of small molecules. To better understand the processes involved in encapsulation of proteins in NPs, we study how buffer conditions, ionic chelation, and preparation methods influence insulin loading in poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)-b-poly(ethylene glycol) (PLGA-PEG) NPs...
March 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323298/pegylated-and-folic-acid-functionalized-carbon-nanotubes-as-ph-controlled-carriers-of-doxorubicin-molecular-dynamics-analysis-of-the-stability-and-drug-release-mechanism
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Pawel Wolski, Krzysztof Nieszporek, Tomasz Panczyk
This work deals with an analysis of the covalent functionalization of a carbon nanotube using polyethylene glycol chains terminated by folic acid fragments. The analysis is focused on theoretical predictions, using molecular dynamics simulations, of the properties of such constructs as pH controlled carriers of the anticancer drug doxorubicin. The analyzed systems are expected to hold the doxorubicin in the inner cavity of the carbon nanotube at neutral pH and unload the drug at slightly acidic pH. This property comes from incorporation into the nanotube of some dye molecules (p-phenylenediamine or neutral red) which undergo protonation at slightly acidic pH...
March 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323102/preparation-of-core-crosslinked-linear-dendritic-copolymer-micelles-with-enhanced-stability-and-their-application-for-drug-solubilisation
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Zhengyuan Zhou, Robert T Forbes, Antony D'Emanuele
In this study we explore the preparation of core-crosslinked micelles of linear-dendritic methoxy-poly(ethylene glycol) (MPEG)-co-poly(ester-sulfide) (PES) polymers to improve the stability of such polymeric micelle systems against premature disintegration and drug release. A series of MPEG-PES copolymers were synthesised via stepwise reactions of acetylation and thiol-ene photoreaction. Surface tension measurement showed that the copolymers with ethenyl surface groups could self-associate in dilute aqueous solutions to form micelles...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323101/mixtures-of-hyaluronic-acid-and-liposomes-for-drug-delivery-phase-behavior-microstructure-and-mobility-of-liposomes
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Naila El Kechai, Sandrine Geiger, Arianna Fallacara, Ingrid Cañero Infante, Valérie Nicolas, Evelyne Ferrary, Nicolas Huang, Amélie Bochot, Florence Agnely
Hyaluronic acid liposomal gels have previously demonstrated in vivo their great potential for drug delivery. Elucidating their phase behavior and structure would provide a better understanding of their use properties. This work evaluates the microstructure and the phase behavior of mixtures of hyaluronic acid (HA) and liposomes and their impact on the vesicle mobility. HA concentration and surface properties of liposomes (positively or negatively charged, neutral, with a polyethylene glycol corona) are varied while the liposome concentration remains constant...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322687/correction-altered-mental-status-and-an-acid-base-disturbance
#15
Shylaja Mani, Gregory W Rutecki
In the article "A patient with altered mental status and an acid-base disturbance" (Mani S, Rutecki GW, Cleve Clin J Med 2017; 84:27-34), 2 errors occurred in Table 2. The corrected table appears with corrections shown in red. In addition, two sentences in the text regarding the osmol gap should be revised as follows: On page 31, the last 3 lines should read as follows: "When the anion gap metabolic acidosis is multifactorial, as it was suspected to be in a case reported by Tan et al,(23) the osmol gap may be elevated as a consequence of additional toxic ingestions, as it was in the reported patient...
March 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322107/surface-modulation-of-polymeric-nanocarriers-enhances-the-stability-and-delivery-of-proteins-and-small-molecules
#16
Zohreh Amoozgar, Michael S Goldberg
AIM: We aimed to enhance the stability and therapeutic efficiency of protein-based therapeutic formulations. MATERIALS & METHODS: Proteins were immobilized on the surface of nanoparticles (NPs) to improve both protein stability and protein function, especially enzymatic activity. The modularity of the platform was demonstrated by coating proteins of varied molecular weights and functionalities on the surface of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)-based NPs. RESULTS: Coating proteins to the particle surface greatly enhanced the stability of the NPs, preventing particle aggregation and improving enzymatic potency, including in vivo...
March 21, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321653/5-aminolevulinic-acid-modulates-antioxidant-defense-systems-and-mitigates-drought-induced-damage-in-kentucky-bluegrass-seedlings
#17
Kuiju Niu, Xiang Ma, Guoling Liang, Huiling Ma, Zhifeng Jia, Wenhui Liu, Qianqian Yu
Drought stress occurs frequently and severely as a result of global climate change, and it exerts serious effects on plants. 5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) plays a crucial role in conferring abiotic stress tolerance in plants. To enhance the drought tolerance of turfgrass and investigate the effects of 5-ALA on antioxidant metabolism and gene expression under drought stress conditions, exogenous 5-ALA was applied by foliar spraying before Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) seedlings were exposed to drought [induced by 10% polyethylene glycol (PEG)] stress for 20 days...
March 20, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321502/molecularly-imprinted-polymers-as-selective-adsorbents-for-ambient-plasma-mass-spectrometry
#18
Michał Cegłowski, Marek Smoluch, Edward Reszke, Jerzy Silberring, Grzegorz Schroeder
The application of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) as molecular scavengers for ambient plasma ionization mass spectrometry has been reported for the first time. MIPs were synthesized using methacrylic acid as functional monomer; nicotine, propyphenazone, or methylparaben as templates; ethylene glycol dimethacrylate as a cross-linker; and 2,2'-azobisisobutyronitrile as polymerization initiator. To perform ambient plasma ionization experiments, a setup consisting of the heated crucible, a flowing atmospheric-pressure afterglow (FAPA) plasma ion source, and a quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometer has been used...
March 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317931/recruitment-of-bone-marrow-cd11b-gr-1-cells-by-polymeric-nanoparticles-for-antigen-cross-presentation
#19
Ya-Wun Yang, Wen-Hui Luo
The objective of this study was to investigate the function of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs) on the activation of antigen-specific CD8(+) T cell responses via the CD11b(+)Gr(-)1(+) myeloid subpopulations in murine bone marrow (BM). PLGA NPs containing ovalbumin (OVA) were fabricated by the double-emulsion method. The CD11b(+)Gr-1(low)Ly-6C(high) and CD11b(+)Gr-1(high)Ly-6C(low) subsets from mice bone marrow were sorted and treated with the PLGA/OVA NPs, followed by co-culture with the carboxyfluorescein succinimidyl ester (CFSE)-labelled OT-I CD8(+) cells...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317904/robust-and-elastic-lunar-and-martian-structures-from-3d-printed-regolith-inks
#20
Adam E Jakus, Katie D Koube, Nicholas R Geisendorfer, Ramille N Shah
Here, we present a comprehensive approach for creating robust, elastic, designer Lunar and Martian regolith simulant (LRS and MRS, respectively) architectures using ambient condition, extrusion-based 3D-printing of regolith simulant inks. The LRS and MRS powders are characterized by distinct, highly inhomogeneous morphologies and sizes, where LRS powder particles are highly irregular and jagged and MRS powder particles are rough, but primarily rounded. The inks are synthesized via simple mixing of evaporant, surfactant, and plasticizer solvents, polylactic-co-glycolic acid (30% by solids volume), and regolith simulant powders (70% by solids volume)...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
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